FREE YOUR SELF on OCTOBER 28TH
Take back your freedoms and join us for our Drum and Bass monthly right here in the East Bay - Dystopia, every fourth Friday of the month in Oakland, CA. Come get 'baptized' to the sounds of Drum & Bass champions from all over the sprawl and indoctrinated by the verses of our MC's!
OCTOBER equals COLOSSAL talent that we are pleased to welcome for our 74TH installment.
For our October shows, Dystopia has always presented very special evenings celebrating Halloween, Samhain and DJ R3M’s aka Michael Remson’s birthday. We have an astronomical evening planned for all of our fam bam, supporters and loyal Dystopian’s which will include an incredible lineup, delicious food, tasty beverages and a costume contest during the show. Prizes will be presented to the 1st and 2nd runner up…So attending in costume is STRONGLY encouraged…
The Soundtrack to This Uprising
CHRIS THE JUNGLIST (PRIMITIVE SCINECE | POLLINATE | SFjunglist.com)
This East Bay co-founder of Primitive Science radio has been running the underground scene for a whopping 18 years. Chris The Junglist aka "CTJ" was there in the infancy of PS Radio when it was broadcasted from KCRH at Chabot College in Hayward, CA in 2004.
From slamming Drum & Bass to hyphy Hip-Hop, Chris The Junglist always puts on a show with his incredible live mash-ups and his ability to feel the crowd. With 3 turntables, or tag team 2x4 sets, there isn’t a limit to how far this underground veteran will go.
AUTOPSY (Dystopia, Primitive Science)
Slaughtering dancefloors across the bay, Shawn “DJ Autopsy” Weathers loves a hard hitting beat. Whether it’s the dense sounds of heavy metal or the pounding percussion of drum and bass, as long as it’s a driving beat, he loves it. Walking that fine line between appropriate and absolutely psycho, DJ Autopsy embodies all things dark and dirty.
Originally a metal head, DJ Autopsy got his first set of tables in 1997. With hopes of forming a band that never happened, he began experimenting with hip-hop and house tracks while trying his hand at turntablism. That same year he went to his first rave, Acid Breaks 3, at the legendary Home Base warehouse. It was there he met his filthy, elusive love, that esoteric tempest, drum and bass.
From there, DJ Autopsy was on a roll: in 2000 he spun his first party at Maritime Hall, in 2004 he was a WMC delegate, and in 2006, he gained residency at Gorilla Thursdays and with Primitive Science. It was also at this time he met Ch, the other half of Bloodshed. It seemed they were each other’s missing piece: they shared the same demonic ideas, the same grimy, filthy music that it only made sense to join forces. They shared a common goal- to rinse the most cutting-edge music they could find. They both drop aggressive basslines and a darker sound and for the past 4 years, they’ve been spreading these murderous, evil beats through their Primitive Science radio show, hosted by DNBRadio.com.
Over the past 14 years, DJ Autopsy’s pillaged your ears with his assaulting track selection at over 400+ events like Shelter, Bass Cellar, Womp, Compression and Love Parade, while opening for acts like Aquasky, Evol Intent, Danny the Wildchild, Stakka and RAW, and he’s not stopping there. He wants to continue playing the newest, freshest music, as well beginning to produce and create his own.
RUSSELL G (JUNGLISTS UNITED | FAMILY ROOM)
As one of the first Drum & Bass DJs in northern California, Russell G was a key member in building the North Bay’s underground electronic dance music scene. With an affinity for industrial music, and backgrounds in the punk, and metal scenes in the early years of his life, he quickly discovered that he identified more with the aggressive and intense nature UK Breakbeat Hardcore coming out of England in the early 1990’s. He, along with a few friends, threw their first underground “break-in” parties in 1992, and the following year taught himself to mix on a pair of Technics 1200 turntables. As the early Hardcore sound diverged, he followed the path of the emerging sound of Jungle music, but because the SF Bay area scene lacked any venues to showcase Jungle in those seminal years, Russell spent most of his time in his bedroom honing his skills as a DJ until 1995 when the first Jungle nights started appearing at bars like The Top in San Francisco.
As a part of the first wave of Drum & Bass DJs on the West Coast, he threw the first monthly party at 1015 Folsom to feature Drum & Bass in 1996 called Rhythm. Throughout the mid 90’s and into the 2000’s, Russell played at nearly every underground venue and club The San Francisco Bay Area had to offer, for such collectives as Lightseed, Harmony, B.A.S.S. Kru, North Bay Collective (NBC) and even formed his own crew by the name of Dancehall Militia.
After taking a much-needed step back to attend school 2003, he reemerged on the scene in 2011 with a diverse sound and dance floor sensibility. His ability to take a crowded dance floor on a journey and his affinity for playing a wide range of styles has earned him numerous fans and won over new converts to the sound of Drum & Bass. Currently he holds down Drum & Bass in the Northbay with residencies at Basslov3 and Family Room. His mix of old school knowledge and an arsenal of current hard hitting Drum & Bass tracks makes him an essential part of today’s Bay Area scene as much as yesterday’s.
MERAKI (OUTLET | OTD | SOUND SYSTEM SYNDICATE)
Meraki touched wax for the first time when he was 12 years old and since has been blessed to share music in the majority of states in the USA. Meraki has a wide spanning passion for mixing that reaches far beyond any one musical genre or dance floor. He was born into a family of musicians and approached mixing music as something musical and applies many aspects of key theory as well as phrasing into his mixing style. Meraki has been able to support artist such as; The Crystal Method, Gridlok, Maztek, Shiny Toy Guns, Tritonal, Calvertron, Gammer, Dj S3rl, Figure, Bare, and Dj Impact (UK) to name a few.
CORRINE (DYSTOPIA | SHELTER SF | BITCH PLZ!)
MC APPARENTLY THE OBVIOUS ONE (PRIMITIVE SCIENCE | INNERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT)
21+ with valid ID
9pm - Bonetone
Happy Hour until 10p: $3 Drafts/$4 Wells.
It's all going down at:
3411 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
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